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  • The Computation of Styleby Anthony Kenny

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Each year more and more scholars are becoming aware of the importance of the statistical study of literary texts. The present book is the first elementary introduction in English for those wishing to use statistical techniques in the study of literature. Unlike other introductions to statistics, it specifically emphasizes those techniques most useful... more...

  • Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660?1800by Anne Leah Greenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this collection explore representations of and responses to sexual violence over the course of the long eighteenth century. Contributors examine the underlying ideologies that spawned these representations, confronting the social, political, legal and aesthetic conditions of the day. more...

  • The Limits of Critiqueby Rita Felski

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic?s task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong... more...

  • Kittler Nowby Stephen Sale; Laura Salisbury

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    Friedrich Kittler was one of the world’s most influential, provocative and misunderstood media theorists. His work spans analyses of historical ‘discourse networks’ inspired by French poststructuralism, influential theorizations of new media, through to musings on music and mathematics. Always controversial and relentlessly unpredictable,... more...

  • Technology, Literature and Cultureby Alex Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Technology, Literature and Culture provides a detailed and accessible exploration of the ways in which literature across the twentieth century has represented the inescapable presence and progress of technology. As this study argues, from the Fordist revolution in manufacturing to computers and the internet, technology has reconfigured our relationship... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Criticismby Elizabeth Wright

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    What is psychoanalytic criticism and how can it be justified as a type of criticism in its own right? In this new and thoroughly revised edition of her classic textbook, Elizabeth Wright provides a cogent answer to this question and a wide-ranging introduction to psychoanalytic criticism from Freud to the present day. Since each school of psychoanalysis... more...

  • Feminist Literary Historyby Janet Todd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    In this timely book Janet Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political concerns of feminist criticism to the uncovering of female voices embedded in history. Todd reconstructs the development... more...

  • Fredric Jamesonby Sean Homer

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    This is the first comprehensive analysis of the work of Fredric Jameson, one of the most important cultural critics writing today. Homer provides a clear exposition and appraisal of Jameson's theories and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory. more...

  • The Literary Theory Handbookby Gregory Castle

    Wiley 2013; US$ 38.95 US$ 33.76

    The Literary Theory Handbook introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, showing them how to perform literary analysis, and providing a greater understanding of the historical contexts for different theories.   A new edition of this highly successful text, which includes updated and refined chapters, and new sections... more...

  • A Said Dictionaryby R. Radhakrishnan

    Wiley 2012; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22

    This interpretive dictionary introduces the critical and theoretical world of distinguished literary and cultural critic Edward W. Said through the crucial terms and concepts central to his work. Compares and contrasts Said's perspective with other key theorists, such as Derrida, Spivak, Foucault, and Jameson Describes the crucial terms and concepts... more...